A Maricopa County judge has ordered the state to fund public school districts to the levels mandated by voters, meaning Arizona has to pay up about $300 million this year. The courts have sided with school districts that argued the Legislature was under-funding schools, based on a 2000 voter-approv ... More >>
State Superintendent of Public Education John Huppenthal has made mixed statements about his stance on Common Core. Today, the incumbent may have flip-flopped still again.
Add the Professional Firefighters of Arizona to congressional candidate Ruben Gallego's long list of union endorsements. Already, the former lawmaker boasts support from the Communication Workers Association Arizona State Council, Iron Workers Local 75, UFCW Local 99, Teamsters Local 104, Internat ... More >>
The number of local organic farmers seems to be on the uptick every time we hit a farmers market, but, according to a Vermont-based local food advocacy group, our state is one of the absolute worst when it comes to eating locally. In fact, the only states worse than Arizona on the index are Nevada a ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Arizona became the second state in the nation to allow charter schools to operate in the public education system. In honor of the anniversary, New Times is taking a hard look at charters in Arizona. The first story in the ongoing series examined how charter schools — both nat ... More >>
Jaime Castellano, a former school district superintendent in Apache County, resigned as the executive director at a Pennsylvania charter school, after the charter school disclosed why he'd left the Arizona job.A local paper near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, reports that Castellano "resigned suddenly" l ... More >>
Last night, Warren Stewart's campaign says it logged a first in Phoenix politics -- a town hall where participants call in and ask questions, listen to a few stump speeches and vote on a few questions asked by the moderators. Stewart is seeking a seat on the Phoenix City Council, and he's running a ... More >>
SalonMemo to legislators: son niños. They're children.The Department of Justice mailed out a gentle reminder to school districts across the country over the weekend advising that undocumented students are, in fact, entitled to attend primary and secondary schools in America without being hassled ... More >>
The Goldwater Institute released a new study today that argues property tax exemptions for large, metropolitan development projects are forcing cities to raise taxes on citizens to compensate for lost revenue.According to the report, the city of Phoenix has about $2 billion worth of property that ... More >>
Texas authorities last year released pictures of former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs making out with underage girls. The Arizona Board of Education is set to return the Colorado City Unified School District to local control -- that control being by a bunch of polygamist inbreds. The corru ... More >>
Health officials are starting to suspect the swine flu virus first reported in Mexico won't hurt people more than a regular flu. If officials can confirm that, the news might end the rash of recent school closures. Bob England, director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Heal ... More >>
Arizona polygamist leaders are using public funds to support religious schools and line their own pockets. The state's done nothing to stop them.